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New Bolton Center Nursing Team

Meet Our Nursing Staff


The nurses at New Bolton Center are all credentialed veterinary technicians that have graduated from an AVMA accredited program and have passed the veterinary technician national exam (VTNE).

The nursing group in the barn rotates among all areas of the hospital to keep their skills fresh. Areas of rotation include: the main clinic barns, the ICU and NICU, and the James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center. Nurses work around the clock monitoring patients, including overnights, weekends, and holidays.

Since the nurses rotate in all areas of the clinic, they are experts in caring for patients with a wide variety of conditions. The nurses monitor and treat patients that have had surgery, as well as the patients being treated medically. The nurses place IV catheters, administer IV fluids, pass nasogastric tubes, deliver oxygen therapy, administer medications, as well as other duties prescribed by the staff veterinarians.

The nursing staff is an integral part of teaching our Penn Vet students, hosting the fourth-years on rotations throughout the year. The nurses also train senior veterinary technician students from Harcum College. Teaching is just yet another rewarding part of the job for the New Bolton Center nurses.

Continuing education is also continuous within the nursing department, as the nurses are required to obtain at least 16 hours of approved veterinary continuing education every two years. Nurses pursue continuing education both at New Bolton Center and at other conferences across the country.


New Bolton Center Barn Nurses

  • Tabitha Crothers, RVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 2015 Crothers

    Education: Tabitha earned her bachelors degree in biology from Towson University in 2013, followed by her associates degree from the Community College of Baltimore County in veterinary technology also in 2013.

    Tabitha has years of experience working with Standardbred racehorses at a local farm.

     
     
  • Ashlee Fisher, CVT

    FisherExperience: Joined New Bolton staff in 2015

    Education: Earned her bachelors degree in animal science from the University of Delaware and her associates degree in veterinary technology from Delaware Technical and Community College

    Professional: Ashlee has previous experience working with Standardbred mares, foals, yearlings, and racehorses.

     
     
  • Ashley Reimel, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 2011Reimel

    Education: Earned her bachelors degree in equine studies from Centenary College in 2009, and her associates degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 2011.

    Special Interest: Equine nutrition

    Ashley attended an exchange program at Hartpury College in England in 2008.

     
     
  • Christina Dierkes, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff 2014

    Education: Earned her bachelors degree in equine science and management from Delaware Valley College in 2012, and her associates in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 2014

    Christina was a competing member of the equestrian hunt seat team at Delaware Valley.

     
     
  • Christopher Rizzo, LVT, VTS (EVN, LAIM)

    Rizzo flashExperience: Joined New Bolton Center staff 2006

    Education: Received Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Camden County College in 2004; Achieved Veterinary Technician Specialty in Equine Veterinary Nursing in 2013. Achieved second Veterinary Technician Specialty in Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2016.

    Professional: Gretchen Wolf Schwartz Award for Outstanding Nursing presented by the New Bolton Clinicians, 2015

    Chris previously showed on the Palomino Quarter Horse circuit, but now breeds and shows his champion Jack Russell Terriers.

     
     
  • Eileen Rule, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton Center staff 1984Eileen Rule, CVT, New Bolton Center

    Education: Earned her associates degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 1984.

     
     
  • Ellen Ferretti, LVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 2007

    Education: Ellen earned her associates degree in veterinary technology at Suffolk County Community College in 2006.

    Ellen, who owns three horses, has experience working with veterinarians treating race horses at Belmont Park.

     
     
  • Emily Zug, CVT

    ZugExperience: Joined New Bolton Center staff 1995

    Education: Earned her associate's degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 1995

    Professional: Winner of numerous student and clinician teaching and nursing awards

    Emily has as extensive background with dairy farming, as well as keeping a small herd of sheep.

     
     
  • Jaime Miller, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton in 1997Miller

    • Supervisor of Patient Facilities
    • Supervisor, day shift nursing staff
    • Assistant, large animal surgery course for Penn Vet third-year students

    Education: Earned her associates in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 1997

    Professional: Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, chapter on nursing care of the recumbent horse

    Jaime has two Thoroughbreds and a pony that she drives.

     
     
  • Jamie Guiberson, CVT, VTS-EVN

    Experience: Joined New Bolton Center staff 2000DeFazio

    • Supervisor, evening and midnight nursing staff since 2009.

    Education: Earned her associates in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 2000, and her bachelors degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources from the University of Delaware in 2015

    Jamie holds a veterinary technician specialty in Equine Veterinary Nursing, 2011

    Professional:

    • Lecturer, veterinary technology, Harcum College
    • Treasurer, Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians
     
     
  • Jennifer Hayden, CVT

    HaydenExperience: Joined New Bolton staff 2012

    Education: Bachelor of Animal Science in equine science and management, Delaware Valley College, and associates degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 2012

    Professional: Jennifer attended an exchange program at Hartpury College in England in 2010

     
     
  • Jennifer Macomber, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 1997Macomber

    • Practicum Director, Harcum Veterinary Technician Program at New Bolton Center

    Education: Earned her associates degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 1997

    Jen has extensive background in raising Angus beef cattle, and showing through 4-H.

     
     
  • Kate Marcante, CVT

    MarcanteExperience: Joined New Bolton staff in 2015

    Education:
    • Bachelor of Science, psychology, College of the Holy Cross
    • Kate earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. She earned her associates degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 2015.

      Kate for years has worked with her own horses.

     
     
  • Kriste Halscheid, CVT

    HalscheidExperience: Joined New Bolton staff 2002

    Education: Kriste earned her bachelors degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College in 2002

    Professional: Gretchen Wolf Schwartz Award for Outstanding Nursing presented by the New Bolton Clinicians, 2013

    Kriste has a background in art, and previously photographed horse shows professionally.

     
     
  • Teresa Lewis, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 1989 and is the senior nurse on the overnight Lewisshift.

    Education: Earned her associated degree from Harcum College in 1989

    Teresa has experience with miniature horses, and enjoys pleasure driving her mini mare.

     
     

New Bolton Center Anesthesia Nurses

  • Wendy Harris, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 2000Wendy Harris, New Bolton Center

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University of Delaware, (1978)
    • CVT (1988)
    • Anesthesia training, New Bolton Center

    Wendy worked as a veterinary technician at a private, small-animal practice for 15 years before coming to New Bolton Center.

     
     
  • Diane Hurley, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 1996Diane Hurley, New Bolton Center

    Education:

    • Associate's degree, Columbus (Ohio) State Community College (1992)
    • Anesthesia training at The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine (1992-1996)
     
     
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New Bolton Center Operating Room Nurses

  • Kate Reburn, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton staff in 2002

    Professional: Certified Veterinary Technician, Operating Room Nursing Supervisor

    Education: Harcum College, Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology (2002)

    Kate started her career as a Veterinary Technician at New Bolton Center in 2002 after graduating from Harcum College. She was promoted to Operating Room Nursing Supervisor in 2009. ​​

  • Lynn Hunter, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton OR Nursing staff in 20​09

    Professional: Certified Veterinary Technician, Operating Room Nurse

    Education: Harcum College, Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology (1990)

     Lynn has over 24 years of experience in veterinary medicine. Her diverse nursing skills include oncology, epidemiology, anesthesia and providing care for neonates and critical care patients.

  • Ashley Hackett, CVT

    Experience: Joined New Bolton OR Nursing staff in 2012

    Professional: Certified Veterinary Technician, Operating Room Nurse

    Education: Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology ((2012)

    Ashley began working as an Operating Room Nurse after completing her small and large animal internships at the University of Pennsylvania.